Sunday, December 1, 2019

Will online learning help four-year colleges weather the next recession? - Liz Farmer, Education Dive

Some higher ed analysts say the four-year schools that have made their programs more open and flexible, such as by offering them online, are in a better position than they were a decade ago to attract a wider range of students. That will be critical for those schools in the event of a downturn. "They are being a bit more flexible in their programmatic structure to offer more accessibility," said Emily Wadhwani, a higher education analyst at Fitch Ratings​. "In the next downturn, that should help to prevent erosion of those programs."​